More than 150 pro-Tibetan activists are protesting the alleged distorted situation that the Chinese Communist regime presents of the country, which it invaded in 1950-1951.
An exhibition of photographs at the Queens Public Library in New York City deceives viewers claims the protesters, with lies in an attempt to cover up the brutal atrocities committed by the Chinese Communist Party against the people of Tibet, denounced the students linked to the organization A Free Tibet.
“The photos of Tibetans at the library have been hurting the sentiments of the Tibetan people,” said Ngawang Tharchin, president of the NY/NJ Regional Tibetan Youth Congress.
The organization demanded on Feb. 14 that library representatives withdraw the exhibition, which they refused, accepting only that they would announce that it is sponsored by the Chinese Consulate.
The protesters plan to continue their demonstration until the library closes the exhibit they call offensive and misleading.
“Some people at the protests can’t even sleep. We want propaganda out of the library, and we don’t want the Chinese Communist Government to use the public library as its platform,” Tharchin added.
For the protesters, it is false that the Chinese regime respects freedom of religion and linguistic rights, as it is pretending to make library visitors believe.
It is not only Tibetans who are victims of human rights abuses by the Chinese communist regime, but also practitioners of the Falun Dafa spiritual tradition and Uighur Muslims, among others.
“For the past 20 years, Falun Gong practitioners have experienced appalling and unacceptable human rights abuses in China,” said the statement issued by Rep. James McGovern (D-Mass.), chairman of the Congressional-Executive Committee on China (CECC), and its co-chairman, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).
Assistant Secretary of State John J. Sullivan denounced “the horrors of state repression” of human rights by the Chinese regime on Sept. 24 before more than 30 countries in New York.
He also stressed the responsibility of the U.N. and its members for what the survivors endured at the hands of the regime: the horrors against the human rights and fundamental freedoms of minorities.
The Chinese regime has controlled Tibet for more than half a century. It sent troops to occupy the territory after the 1949 Communist revolution and said the area has been Chinese territory for centuries. The Tibetans said to have a long history of independence.